Liverpool host Chelsea in a top-five Premier League clash this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo highlighting NBC Sports Group’s presentation of 20 matches in a six-day span. Third-place Chelsea come off a dominant 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, featuring two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from their top scorer Álvaro Morata (eight PL goals) and Marcos Alonso. The Reds, currently in fifth place, come off a 3-0 win over Southampton, with Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah (nine PL goals) striking twice, followed by a goal from Philippe Coutinho.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux at Anfield.
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Live studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live from its “Premier League Mornings Fan Festival” at South Street Seaport on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Saturday’s Premier League Live will also feature special guests including Andres Cantor, lead voice of Telemundo’s 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage, who will preview the Dec. 1 Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Chelsea legend Ashley Cole, and former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg. Clattenburg, who won Best Referee of the Year at the 2016 Globe Soccer Awards, has refereed several notable matches, including the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final and the UEFA Euro 2016 Final.
NBC Sports Group is bringing “Premier League Mornings” to life by transporting the authentic Premier League experience across the pond, and the Premier League Live team will broadcast from the event throughout the day. The fan festival takes place on Thanksgiving weekend as a thank you to loyal Premier League viewers, and will include supporters of many clubs, a turf pitch, match-viewing areas, a special glimpse at the Premier League trophy before it is handed off to this season’s champions, Chelsea youth coaches and the club’s mascot, and more.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present coverage of second-place Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion, with fourth-place Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion on CNBC. Second-place Manchester United come off a 4-1 win over Newcastle United, while fourth-place Tottenham look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to rivals Arsenal in the North London Derby.
Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” begins its presentation of 12 Premier League matches in a five-day span, with three exclusive matches: Crystal Palace v. Stoke City, Newcastle v. Watford, and Swansea City v. Bournemouth. NBC Sports Gold’s remaining nine Premier League matches will include Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool (full schedule below).
“Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional Premier League programs and news shows throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2017-18 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage on Sunday, November 26, begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by Burnley v. Arsenal at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC and Huddersfield Town v. first-place Manchester City at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Manchester City continued their dominant run by beating Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday. City are the only remaining unbeaten team in the Premier League, and have won their last 10 PL matches. Following Sunday’s matches, NBCSN presents a live Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET.
Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches (all times Eastern):
Friday, November 24
Saturday, November 25
Newcastle vs. Watford, 10am, Premier League Pass — David Stowell and Andy Walker
Crystal Palace vs. Stoke, 10am, Premier League Pass — Gary Taphouse and Garry Birtles
Swansea vs. Bournemouth, 10am, Premier League Pass — Phil Blacker and Iain Dowie
Sunday, November 26
Southampton vs. Everton, 8:30am, Premier League Pass — Jon Champion and Andy Townsend